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Vero Water® Expands In Caribbean And Latin America With Eco-friendly Solutions Partner, OneLink Global

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Leading hotels & resorts in the region have made Vero Water a key feature in their total guest experience, eliminating the waste of millions of plastic-bottles, and significantly reducing their overall carbon footprint.

MIAMI BEACH, Florida, July 30, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – VERO WATER®, a leading provider of luxury still and sparkling water to the hospitality industry, today announced its rapid expansion in the Caribbean and Latin America in partnership with OneLink Global, a world-class distribution and service partner with unique experience and insight in the region. OneLink is committed to providing sustainable solutions to the hospitality industry. The exclusive distribution agreement expands Vero’s global footprint into regions where hotel and resorts dominate the landscape and are seeking an eco-friendly alternative to traditional bottled water.

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“Recently major players in the hospitality industry both in the US and abroad have announced they have taken steps to eliminate plastic straws, which is a good start, but it’s not enough. By implementing a Vero Water program, hotels and resorts can eliminate plastic bottles which represent a massive threat to our environment on a global scale,” stated David Deshe, President of Vero Water. It is estimated that over 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year, having a catastrophic effect on marine life. Deshe continued, “Just last week, an island of over 30 tons of plastic waste was found floating off the coast of Playa Montesinos near the capital of the Dominican Republic and some of it has since washed up onshore. This not only threatens the marine eco-system but is a major threat to local businesses who rely on tourists attracted to the pristine beaches at their resorts.”

Through the OneLink partnership, Vero Water has rapidly expanded in the region, establishing a presence in many of the leading hotel and resort operators such as Iberostar Hotels & Resorts who have made a corporate strategic commitment to “go green”, incorporating Vero Water into the total guest experience. Collectively, these clients have projected to reduce waste by over 4 million plastic bottles this year alone. “As experts in both the region and meeting the unique needs the hospitality industry through sustainable solutions, we are proud to be a part of eliminating plastic waste in the Caribbean and Latin America,” said Gennaro Cirone President of OneLink Global.

Vero Water is committed to meeting the growing demands of consumers and the hospitality industry for sustainability. Vero enables clients to purify, chill and fill still and sparkling water on-site and on-demand, delivering a consistent signature taste, swiftly, profitably and sustainably. Transforming tap water results in a significant reduction in food miles and carbon footprint versus sourcing, bottling and transporting bottled water, often from various countries thousands of miles away from the end consumer. Bottle waste is minimized as the signature luxury VERO WATER bottles are reusable– sanitized and refilled on-premise.

About VERO WATER ®
Vero Water is a healthy lifestyle choice for Inspired Living. VERO WATER® is a leading provider of luxury still and sparkling water to the hospitality industry and is served to over 40 million consumers a year in six countries and in the United States from coast-to-coast in over 40 states. Vero is an exceptionally great tasting still and sparkling water for consumers, more sustainable for the environment, and a more profitable for the hospitality industry versus traditional bottled water brands. Vero’s proprietary purification and bottling process enables clients to purify, chill, fill and serve Vero still and sparkling water on-premise and on-demand. Served perfectly chilled from a luxury branded bottle with every pour, Vero’s signature taste is pure and crisp – noted by a distinctively luxurious mouthfeel and a light and refreshing finish. The exceptional taste and quality, combined with the unparalleled level of concierge service, has propelled Vero Water into many of the most acclaimed restaurants worldwide, firmly establishing it as the water brand proudly served by the most demanding and successful chefs, restaurateurs and owner operators in the hospitality industry.  verowater.com

ABOUT IBEROSTAR:
IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts is a resort hotel chain based in Palma de Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Spain), founded by the Fluxà family in 1986. IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts is an integral part of GRUPO IBEROSTAR, one of the main Spanish tourist companies with over 60 years of experience, which currently has 100 hotels of 4 and 5 stars in 17 countries around the world. For more information, please visit: IBEROSTAR.com

About OneLink Global:
OneLink Global (OLG) was established with the aim of providing sustainable solutions to the hospitality industry, specifically targeting the needs and requirements of Hotels and All-Inclusive Resorts across the Caribbean and Mexico and Latin America. OLG® are the exclusive distributors or authorized dealers for; EcoLogic Solutions®, an EPA Award winning Green Chemical Program. Vero Water®, allowing hospitality clients to serve exceptionally great tasting still and sparkling water, be environmentally responsible, and lower operational costs, and  EcoBruner®, a safer, cleaner, greener product for your chafing dish needs.

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car Now Operating in Dominican Republic

Enterprise Plus and Emerald Club Loyalty Programs Offered Across Popular Caribbean Destinations

ST. LOUIS, July 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – As part of its ongoing expansion in Latin America and the Caribbean, the world’s largest car rental company has opened four new Enterprise Rent-A-Car locations at the Dominican Republic’s largest airports:

Enterprise Holdings Inc. owns the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand, as well as National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car. The National brand has been operating in the Dominican Republic since 1974.

From L to R: Analie Prieto, general manager of Enterprise franchisee Motor Plan; José Muñiz, Enterprise sales manager; and Michelle Geara, Enterprise marketing manager. (PRNewsfoto/Enterprise Holdings Inc.)

The Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand made its debut in the Caribbean in 2014 through franchisees in Guadeloupe and Martinique. It expanded into Latin America in 2015, and announced the opening of 22 new locations throughout Belize, Honduras, Mexico, Tortola, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos and Uruguay in 2016.

Enterprise Holdings ranks near the top of the global travel industry in terms of revenue, ahead of many airlines and most cruise lines, hotels, tour operators and online travel agencies. Today, the Enterprise, National and Alamo brands operate in more than 90 countries, including 31 in Latin America and the Caribbean.

“The Dominican Republic is an important piece of our planned growth in the region,” said Peter A. Smith, vice president of global franchising at Enterprise Holdings. “And this expansion allows travelers even more access to our world-renowned customer service and convenient rental process.”

Loyalty Program Expansion

Customers traveling to the Dominican Republic – one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean – also can enjoy more perks and rewards with the expansion of two loyalty programs: Enterprise Plus through the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand, and the award-winning Emerald Club, through the National Car Rental brand.

“Our brands are continuing to grow internationally, largely due to the continued loyalty of customers,” said Smith. “Increasing the availability of Enterprise Plus and Emerald Club with our new locations in the Dominican Republic is a natural way to thank our customers for their business and further our mission to serve them no matter where they decide to travel.”

This expansion follows both loyalty programs’ introduction in Colombia, Honduras, Jamaica, Peru and Suriname in 2017. The same year, Enterprise Plus was also introduced in Turks & Caicos, Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Tortola, Trinidad & Tobago and Uruguay.

Emerald Club

Through the Emerald Club, members earn vehicle upgrades according to membership level. All Emerald Club members are guaranteed a midsize or above vehicle at the reserved midsize rate. Emerald Club members at the Executive level and above are guaranteed a full-size or larger vehicle at the reserved midsize rate. Members can also choose to earn either free rental days or frequent-traveler miles or points with one of National’s airline or hotel partners.

In addition, Emerald Club members renting in Latin America and the Caribbean can take advantage of Emerald Club Priority Service, which expedites the rental process by offering a dedicated line at the service counter exclusively for Emerald Club members.  Membership is complimentary for all National customers, and individual travelers can easily enroll themselves in the program by clicking the Emerald Club “Join Now” link at www.nationalcar.com.

Enterprise Plus

With every qualifying rental, Enterprise Plus members earn points they can redeem anytime for free rental days in any available vehicle at thousands of participating Enterprise locations worldwide. Points don’t expire as long as the member has one qualifying Enterprise rental in a three-year period. Free rental day awards apply to time and mileage (base rate) only and do not cover taxes, surcharges and concession fees.

Once enrolled, Enterprise Plus members simply use their membership number to book a reservation online at www.enterprise.com, via the Enterprise mobile app or over the phone to receive all member benefits.  As Enterprise Plus members rent more frequently, they can quickly rise to Silver, Gold or Platinum status to gain access to even more reward options until the end of the next program year. Each status level has its own unique set of benefits, such as bonus points and vehicle upgrades. Membership in Enterprise Plus is free, and the loyalty program is open to anyone at least 21 years old.

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Visa launches Visa Loyalty Solutions, the first 100% digital loyalty platform in Latin America and the Caribbean

In partnership with novae, Visa Loyalty Solutions has made it easier than ever to earn and redeem points with Visa, enabling consumers to exchange loyalty points anytime, anywhere and from any device

MIAMI, July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Visa (NYSE:V) today announced the launch of Visa Loyalty Solutions (VLS), an omnichannel digital points redemption platform available to all issuing banks in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and offering consumers more than a quarter of a million redemption options. Visa Loyalty Solutions was co-created by Visa LAC in collaboration with global FinTech and InsurTech company novae.

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This white-label solution, developed for Visa’s bank partners, enables issuing member banks of any size to offer top-of-the-line rewards and customer care programs they can adapt to their loyalty strategies and brand as their own. Visa Loyalty Solutions features a user-friendly mobile app and web portal, as well as chat and voice, to make points redemption and customer service faster and easier for cardholders and financial institutions around the region.

“Visa Loyalty Solutions offers a seamless and flexible digital experience that adds value for consumers, participating businesses and issuers, and can be easily adapted to each of our bank partners’ loyalty strategies,” said Ricardo Tafur, Vice President of Consumer Products for Visa Latin America and the Caribbean. “We are committed to innovate in order to provide the best consumer experience,” he added.

This new digital platform offers cardholders the option to redeem points and get preferential deals at more than 285,000 hotels, hundreds of airlines and a wide network of car rental companies–not to mention tours, amusement parks and other entertainment options–around the world.

“At novae we want to bring our partners disruptive technologies that are user-friendly, efficient and reliable. That’s why we’re so excited to be co-creating platforms and applications with Visa to create nimbler, simpler and smarter experiences for merchants and consumers,” said Sergio Arana, novae’s CEO and founder.

The platform’s innovative and flexible redemption process allows cardholders to either use their points or combine them with their cards to complete their purchases. Amounts are displayed in U.S. dollars as well as points to give cardholders a better idea of the real value of their purchases. Online and mobile customer service centers provide assistance and information via voice, live chat and video.

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About Visa
Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the leading digital payment company. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network that empowers people, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network is capable to handle more than 65,000 transaction messages per second. The company’s continuous focus on innovation is a catalyst for rapid business growth, connected through any device, as well as the engine behind a cash-free future for everyone, everywhere. While the world moves from analog to digital, Visa applies its brand, products, team, network and scale to the task of shaping the new future of commerce. For more detailed information, please visit usa.visa.com/aboutvisa, visacorporate.tumblr.com and @VisaNews. For news in Latin America, please visit @VisaNewsLatam.

About novae
novae leverages disruptive technologies to make mobile transactions, communications and other business-consumer interactions faster, easier and more enjoyable on any platform. Headquartered in San Francisco and with a business and innovation hub in Miami, an InsurTech hub in London and shared service centers in Buenos Aires and Bogotá, novae has clients across the Americas and Europe. novae is part of a&a Co, a global equity investment company based in San Francisco and focused on creating, acquiring and investing in ventures in the artificial intelligence (AI), mobile services and payments/loyalty realms. novae’s strategic partners include Visa, CyberSource, BPP, Expedia and Canopius Syndicate at Lloyd’s. Investors in novae include the private debt and equity capital funds CASEIF III LP and ExWorks Capital LLC. For more information, visit wearenovae.com (mobile-only experience) or Twitter or LinkedIn.

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Cloud Carib Expands Managed Cloud and ICT Services Business to Ecuador

The new data centre is the company’s sixth facility overall and first in Latin America

CaribPR Wire, NASSAU, Bahamas, March 29, 2018: Cloud Carib, a provider of managed cloud and ICT services, announces its expansion into Latin America with the opening of a new CaribPod, or data centre, in Ecuador. The CaribPod in Ecuador is a Tier 4 facility from which Cloud Carib will provide managed cloud and ICT services to regional businesses and government agencies.

Last month, Cloud Carib announced that 2017 was a record year for the company, with revenue doubling year-over-year and the addition of over 40 new ICT jobs. Growth was spurred by organizations seeking cloud technology expertise and help understanding the risks and regulations necessary to leverage and accelerate digital transformation.

Cloud Carib also operates data centres in the Bahamas (Nassau and Freeport), Jamaica, Barbados and Panama. The Ecuador CaribPod is supported by Cloud Carib’s Command and Control Centre in Nassau, which offers round-the-clock support and service to clients including leading financial services organizations and governments.

With the opening of its Ecuador CaribPod, Cloud Carib is well positioned to accelerate expansion plans into Latin America, according to CEO Scott MacKenzie. “The Caribbean and Latin America are just beginning to pursue digital transformation to boost local economies and deliver better, more efficient services to citizens,” says MacKenzie. “We are committed to being the region’s premier provider of cloud and managed ICT services, and we’ll continue to invest in our infrastructure over the coming months.”

About Cloud Carib
Cloud Carib is the region’s premier provider of managed cloud services founded upon the principles of delivering quality, agility, and value for every client. Solutions range from complex bespoke dedicated private cloud offerings to hybrid cloud services. Every solution provides clients with controlled costs, unrivaled levels of service, and unparalleled levels of data protection and privacy – when and where privacy matters.

Cloud Carib expande sus Servicios Administrados en la Nube y TIC a Ecuador

El nuevo centro de datos es la sexta instalación de la compañía y la primera en América Latina

CaribPR Wire, NASSAU, Bahamas, March 29, 2018: Cloud Carib, proveedor de servicios administrados en la nube y TIC,anuncia su expansión a América Latina con la apertura de un nuevo CaribPod, o centro de datos, en Ecuador. El Caribpod de Ecuador es una instalación de Nivel 4 desde la que Cloud Carib ofrecerá servicios administrados en la nube y TIC para las empresas regionales y agencias gubernamentales.

El mes pasado, Cloud Carib anunció que 2017 fue un año récord para la compañía, con ingresos que se duplicaron año tras año y la adición de más de 40 nuevos puestos de trabajo en TIC. El crecimiento fue impulsado por las organizaciones que buscan experiencia en tecnología en la nube y ayudan a comprender los riesgos y las regulaciones necesarias para aprovechar y acelerar la transformación digital.

Cloud Carib también dispone de centros de datos en las Bahamas (Nassau y Freeport), Jamaica, Barbados y Panamá. El Caribpod de Ecuador recibe soporte del Centro de Control y Comando de ClaudCarib en Nassau, que ofrece soporte y servicio las 24 horas a sus clientes, en los que se incluyen gobiernos y organizaciones líderes en el sector financiero.

Con la apertura del Caribpod de Ecuador, Cloud Carib está bien posicionada para acelerar sus planes de expansión en América Latina, según su director ejecutivo, Scott MacKenzie. “El Caribe y América Latina están empezando a buscar la transformación digital para impulsar a las empresas locales y ofrecer servicios mejores y más eficientes a los ciudadanos”, afirma MacKenzie. “Nos comprometemos a ser el principal proveedor de servicios de TIC administrados en la nube y de la región, y seguiremos invirtiendo en nuestra infraestructura en los próximos meses”.

Sobre Cloud Carib
Cloud Carib es el principal proveedor de servicios administrados en la nube de la región, sus principios son: ofrecer calidad, agilidad y valor para cada cliente. La gama de soluciones cubre tanto servicios de nube privada y personalizada como servicios de nube híbrida. Cada solución proporciona a los clientes precios controlados, niveles de servicio inigualables y niveles incomparables de protección de datos y privacidad – cuando y donde la privacidad importa.

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The Caribbean Association of Banks Is Concerned About The EU’s “Blacklist”

CaribPR Wire, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Thurs. Mar. 22, 2018: The Caribbean Association of Banks Inc., (CAB), is deeply concerned about the recent inclusion of Caribbean territories on the European Union Commission’s (EU) list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes.

The list names countries which have not displayed sufficient commitment to the tax standards identified by the EU.

Blacklisting has debilitating effects on our Caribbean economies, specifically:

  • It exacerbates the perception of our Region as ‘High Risk’ and consequently, negatively affects the risk profile of regional financial institutions and the willingness of correspondent banks to do business with them;
  • It severely reduces critically-needed development funding from the EU and limits the ability of Caribbean territories to pursue their development goals; and
  • It makes the region vulnerable to future sanctions and financial penalties, which may be levied against “blacklisted” jurisdictions.

Removal from the blacklist requires a high-level political commitment from the affected jurisdictions to address the deficiencies identified by the EU’s Code of Conduct Group. The status of Caribbean Territories as of March 13, 2018 by the OECD are as follows:

Annex I (Black list) Annex II (Grey list)
Anguilla Curacao
The Bahamas Antigua and Barbuda Dominica
Saint Kitts and Nevis Barbados Grenada
Trinidad and Tobago Belize Jamaica
Bermuda St. Lucia
British Virgin Islands

Cayman

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The EU has given the above countries specific timeframes to make high level commitments to address the deficiencies identified by the Code of Conduct group.  Some of the deficiencies identified in the various Caribbean jurisdictions are:

  • Existence of Harmful and Preferential Tax Regimes;
  • Non-application of Base Erosion and Profit Sharing (BEPS) minimum standards (tax avoidance strategies which seek to artificially shift profits to low/no tax jurisdictions); and
  • Non-commitment to signing and ratifying the Convention of Mutual Administrative Assistance (Tax information exchange agreements to fight international tax evasion).

The CAB recognizes the efforts of regional governments thus far towards compliance with the OECD Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes Standards. Nonetheless, the very challenging issue of harmful and preferential tax regimes needs to be addressed.

Consequently, the CAB:

  1. Calls upon all regional governments concerned, to carefully assess the deficiencies identified by the EU and take the necessary actions to ensure compliance with Global Standards in order to avoid further reputational risk/damage to the region.
  2. Strongly recommends continued collaboration and coordination among CARICOM Governments so as to take appropriate measures on key issues which can impact the financial services sector as well as the growth and development of regional economies.

The CAB is a community of banks and other financial institutions in the Caribbean Region, which proactively influences issues impacting the financial services sector through advocacy, education and networking. The CAB represents fifty-three (53) banks and financial institutions in the Caribbean with an asset base in excess of US$40 billion as at Dec 31, 2017, in addition to seventeen (17) Service members comprising regional and international technological and professional institutions and three (3) Honorary Members. For more information see www.cab-inc.com/

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Premier Options for Sports Fans with Flow Sports

CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, March 12, 2018: A new premium sports channel is launching in the Caribbean! Flow Sports 2, which goes live today, will be the home of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Commonwealth Games – both live sports properties that are only available to Flow.

Flow Sports 2 will be exclusively available to TV customers of Flow and BTC.  The channel will be packed with “must see” premium international and regional live sports starting with the Commonwealth Games on the 4th of April and the IPL which starts on the 7th of April.  Viewers of the channel can also watch other flagship sports exclusively like Major League Soccer, IAAF events, New Zealand Cricket and FA Cup Football. The introduction of Flow Sports 2 is a direct response to customer demand for compelling live sports in the Caribbean and to accommodate the breadth of sport now available on the Flow Sports Network – establishing its position as the preeminent broadcaster of premium live sports in the region.

The current Flow Sports channel is also getting a makeover and will be re-branded to Flow Sports 1. The channel will continue to give viewers access to riveting and outstanding sporting action including the Flow CARIFTA Games, Concacaf Football Premier League, Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League, and High School Football, Rugby, Tennis, Racing and Cycling.  At the same time, Flow Sports Premier will be rebranded Flow Sports Premier League, establishing itself as the channel for die-hard football fans with dedicated 24/7 coverage of the Premier League – again only available to Flow TV customers.   Flow Sports continues to have the exclusive rights to the Premier League.

“We know how important sport is to the Caribbean”, said Shuja Khan, Chief Commercial Officer at C&W Communications. “Viewers are demanding premium sports and want to see both the best and emerging sports stars from the region competing on the global stage.  Flow Sports is proud to be the exclusive rights partner for brands like the IPL, Commonwealth Games and the Flow CARIFTA Games, as we continue to ensure that we give fans the access they deserve.”

Shuja also spoke of the importance of supporting the progress and development of sports generally.  “It is important for us as a company not only to invest in the broadcast of sports, but also establish events themselves”, he said.  “We’ve been a proud partner of numerous sporting events across the region, including the Flow CARIFTA Games and the Flow Caribbean Club Championship. These events are the springboard for professional Caribbean athletes, and we’re extremely proud to provide continued support so that athletes can realize their dreams, as well as share the experience with millions of fans and supporters using our platforms”.

Viewers can learn more about Flow Sports 1 and Flow Sports 2 by visiting www.flowsports.co.

About C&W Communications

C&W is a full service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers.

C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region.

Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

About Liberty Latin America

Liberty Latin America is a leading telecommunications company operating in over 20 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil and BTC. The communications and entertainment services that we offer to our residential and business customers in the region increasingly include combinations of services comprised of digital video, broadband internet, telephony and mobile services. Our business products and services include enterprise-grade connectivity, data center, hosting and managed solutions, as well as information technology solutions with customers ranging from small and medium enterprises to international companies and governmental agencies. In addition, Liberty Latin America operates a sub-sea and terrestrial fiber optic cable network that connects over 40 markets in the region.

For more information, please visit www.lla.com.

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Cloud Carib Achieves Record Growth as Caribbean and Latin American Businesses and Government Agencies Pursue Digital Transformation

CaribPR Wire, NASSAU, The Bahamas, Feb. 15, 2018: Cloud Carib, a provider of managed cloud and ICT services to businesses and governments in the Caribbean and Latin American region, completed its most successful year to date in December. The company, which launched in 2011, attracted a record number of new clients in 2017 led by organizations seeking cloud technology expertise and help understanding the risks and regulations to leverage cloud and accelerate digital transformation.

“The Caribbean and Latin America are ripe for digital transformation and technology innovation,” says Scott MacKenzie, CEO at Cloud Carib. “Technology is advancing at an exponential rate and both the public and private sector cannot keep up. Everyone is struggling to maintain the status quo, but realizing that standing still is no longer an option as the world rapidly evolves. Citizens and consumers are suffering from inaction and leading governments and organizations are finally embracing what is possible. We are on a mission to help organizations securely move their data and applications to the region’s premier cloud for added performance, availability and cost savings.”

Some noteworthy Cloud Carib milestones from 2017 include:

  • Doubled revenue year-over-year
  • Added over 40 new regional ICT jobs, with plans to add an additional 60 in 2018
  • Added a record number of new clients, including leading financial services organizations and governments in the region
  • Introduced Carib365, which allows Cloud Carib to keep client data in the Caribbean region – outside the US and Europe – thereby ensuring data privacy
  • Announced service extensions into Panama, Barbados and Jamaica, and additional regional sites planned for Trinidad and Tobago, the Cayman Islands, and other Central and Latin American countries
  • Opened the only 24×7 Command and Control Centre (C3) dedicated to managed cloud services within the Caribbean and Latin America, offering round-the-clock cloud support and service monitoring
  • Achieved Gold Partner status with Palo Alto Networks, a leading next-generation security company
  • Received the Cisco Collaboration Partner of the Year for Architectural Excellence in the Americas and CANSAC regions
  • Became the first Red Hat Certified Cloud Solutions Provider (CCSP) in the Caribbean and Latin American regions
  • Appointed Scott MacKenzie to CEO

“We’ve experienced significant growth over the last year as we continue to educate the market on the benefits of cloud infrastructure and technology services,” says MacKenzie. “We expect this growth to continue as we look to expand into Central and Latin America and other areas throughout the Caribbean over the next year.”

About Cloud Carib
Cloud Carib is the regions premier provider of managed cloud services founded upon the principles of delivering quality, agility, and value for every client. Solutions range from complex bespoke dedicated private cloud offerings to hybrid cloud services. Every solution provides clients with controlled costs, unrivaled levels of service, and unparalleled levels of data protection and privacy – when and where privacy matters.

For more information, please visit www.cloudcarib.com.

Cloud Carib logra un crecimiento récord a medida que las empresas del Caribe y Latinoamérica y los organismos gubernamentales buscan la transformación digital

CaribPR Wire, NASSAU, Las Bahamas, Feb. 15, 2018: Cloud Carib, un proveedor de servicios gestionados en la nube y TIC para empresas y gobiernos en la región del Caribe y Latinoamérica cerró en diciembre su año más exitoso hasta la fecha. La compañía, que fue lanzada en 2011, atrajo un número récord de nuevos clientes en 2017 liderados por organizaciones que buscan experiencia en tecnología en la nube y asistencia para comprender los riesgos y las regulaciones a fin de aprovechar la nube y acelerar la transformación digital.

“El Caribe y Latinoamérica están listos para la transformación digital y la innovación tecnológica”, afirma Scott MacKenzie, director general de Cloud Carib. “La tecnología avanza a un ritmo exponencial y ni el sector público ni el privado pueden mantener el ritmo. Todos luchan por mantener el status quo y se dan cuenta de que quedarse inactivos ya no es una opción dado que el mundo evoluciona con rapidez. Los ciudadanos y los consumidores sufren de inacción y los principales gobiernos y organizaciones finalmente están adoptando lo que es posible. Nuestra misión es ayudar a las organizaciones a trasladar de manera segura sus datos y aplicaciones a la nube principal de la región para obtener un mayor rendimiento, disponibilidad y ahorro de costos”.

Entre algunos logros significativos de Cloud Carib en 2017 se incluyen:

  • Ingresos duplicados año tras año
  • Se agregaron más de 40 nuevos empleos regionales en TIC, con planes para agregar otros 60 más en 2018.
  • Se ha agregado un número récord de nuevos clientes, incluidas las principales organizaciones de servicios financieros y los gobiernos de la región.
  • Se introdujo Carib365, que permite a Cloud Carib mantener los datos de los clientes en la región del Caribe, fuera de EE. UU. y Europa, garantizando así la privacidad de los datos.
  • Se anunciaron ampliaciones de servicios en Panamá, Barbados y Jamaica, y se planificaron sitios regionales adicionales para Trinidad y Tobago, las Islas Caimán y otros países de América Central y Lationamérica.
  • Se inauguró el único Centro de Comando y Control (C3) 24×7 dedicado a servicios gestionados en la nube en el Caribe y Latinoamérica, ofreciendo soporte en la nube y monitoreo del servicio las 24 horas del día.
  • Se alcanzó el nivel Gold Partner con Palo Alto Networks, una compañía líder de seguridad de última generación.
  • Se recibió el Collaboration Partner of the Year for Architectural Excellence (Socio colaborador del año para la excelencia arquitectónica) de Cisco en América y la región de CANSAC.
  • Se convirtió en el primer proveedor de soluciones en la nube certificado (CCSP, por sus siglas en inglés) por Red Hat en las regiones del Caribe y Latinoamérica.
  • Se nombró a Scott MacKenzie como director general.

“Hemos experimentado un crecimiento significativo en el último año a medida que continuamos educando al mercado sobre los beneficios de la infraestructura en la nube y los servicios de tecnologías”, declara MacKenzie. “Esperamos que este crecimiento continúe mientras esperamos expandirnos a América Central y Latinoamérica, así como a otras áreas del Caribe durante el próximo año”.

Acerca de Cloud Carib
Cloud Carib es el principal proveedor regional de servicios gestionados en la nube, fundado sobre los principios de ofrecer calidad, agilidad y valor a cada cliente. Las soluciones van desde ofertas complejas personalizadas de nube privada hasta servicios de nube híbridos. Cada solución ofrece a los clientes costos controlados, niveles de servicio inigualables y niveles incomparables de protección de datos y privacidad, cuando y donde la privacidad es importante.

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C&W Business Attains Cisco® Cloud and Managed Services Partner Master Certification

CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, Jan. 26, 2018: C&W Business announced today that it has attained the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Partner (CMSP) Master certification for the Caribbean and Latin American region, joining an elite group of Cisco® partners worldwide.  C&W is the first provider operating in the region to achieve this distinction.

The Cloud and Managed Services Partner Master designation is for partners who sell and deliver Cisco powered products enabled by a world-class network operation center responsible for delivering, monitoring and pro-active management and maintenance services. Cisco powered product offers are best-in-class, flexible, and scalable cloud and managed services that are designed to help customers to expand their reach, enhance their customer experience and capitalize on emerging opportunities. The customer benefits from superior levels of service, security, and 24-hour support from Cisco partners who undergo rigorous certification and a third-party audit of their solutions.

Following several years of significant investment, C&W Business has become the region’s premier hosted solutions and ITaaS provider, with world-class Tier III/IV facilities located in Bogota (2), PanamaMiamiCayman, and Curacao, all inter-connected via our unmatched subsea fiber network (50,000 km and growing) reaching over 40 markets. C&W Business is globally recognized by Gartner which has named C&W Business to its coveted “Magic Quadrant” for the last 3 years and Ovum ranks C&W #4 globally for our Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solutions.

To attain the CMSP Master designation, C&W Business went through a rigorous vetting process by Cisco which included showing a network operation center capable of servicing multiple ‘referenceable’ customers as well as passing an independent third-party audit of capabilities. As a Cisco Managed Services Master Partner, C&W Business also had to demonstrate that it has established managed service ITIL processes, practices, and has tools in place to support Cisco advanced technologies at all phases of the lifecycle — prepare, plan, design, implement, operate, and optimize.

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Shuja Khan, Chief Commercial Officer, C&W Communications said, “We are truly delighted to have earned this CMSP Master Certification for the Caribbean and Latin America. Attaining this globally recognized certification further underlines our expertise and capacity to provide Cloud based Managed Services to our customers in the region. As the only provider in the Caribbean with this certification, it also demonstrates our position as one of Cisco’s “go-to” partners for providing cloud based services.”

About C&W Communications

C&W is a full service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers.

C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region.

Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedInFacebook or Twitter.

About Liberty Latin America

Liberty Latin America is a leading telecommunications company operating in over 20 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil and BTC. The communications and entertainment services that we offer to our residential and business customers in the region increasingly include “triple-play” and “quad-play” combinations of bundled services comprised of digital video, broadband internet, telephony and mobile services. Our business products and services include enterprise-grade connectivity, data center, hosting and managed solutions, as well as information technology solutions with customers ranging from small and medium enterprises to international companies and governmental agencies. In addition, Liberty Latin America operates a sub-sea and terrestrial fiber optic cable network that connects over 40 markets in the region.

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C&W Business obtiene la certificación Master Cloud and Managed Services Partner, de Cisco®

CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, Jan. 26, 2018:– C&W Business anunció hoy que la compañía ha obtenido la certificación Master Cloud and Managed Services Partner (CMSP) de Cisco para la región del Caribe y América Latina, por lo que ahora forma parte de un selecto grupo de socios de Cisco® en todo el mundo. C&W es el primer proveedor que opera en la región en recibir esta distinción.

La certificación Master Cloud and Managed Services Partner (CMSP) se orienta a socios que venden productos impulsados por Cisco que dependen de un Centro de Operaciones de Red (NOC) de clase mundial que brinda y monitorea servicios de mantenimiento y gestión proactivos. Las ofertas de productos impulsados por Cisco son servicios gestionados y en la Nube escalables, flexibles y destacados en su clase, y están diseñados para ayudar a los clientes a expandir su alcance, fortalecer la experiencia al cliente y capitalizar las oportunidades. Los clientes se beneficiarán de niveles de servicio superiores, seguridad y soporte las 24 horas por parte de socios de Cisco con rigurosas certificaciones, y cuyas soluciones son auditadas por terceros.

Luego de muchos años de grandes inversiones, C&W Business se ha convertido el principal proveedor de ITaaS y soluciones de hosting de la región, con instalaciones de Tier III/IV de clase mundial ubicadas en Bogotá (2), Panamá, Miami, Caimán y Curacao interconectadas a través de nuestra inigualable red de fibra submarina (de 50.000 kms y en expansión), que abarca 40 mercados. C&W Business es una compañía globalmente reconocida por Gartner, lo que la ha llevado a alcanzar el codiciado Magic Quadrant los últimos 3 años. Por su parte, Ovum clasifica a C&W #4 a nivel global por sus soluciones de Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS).

Para lograr la certificación Master CMSP, C&W Business atravesó un riguroso proceso de evaluación realizado por Cisco que incluyó contar con un Centro de Operaciones de Red (NOC) capaz de servir a múltiples clientes “de referencia” y aprobar una auditoría de capacidades independiente realizada por un tercero. Como compañía socia Master de Servicios Gestionados de Cisco, C&W Business también tuvo que demostrar haber establecido prácticas y procesos de ITIL de servicios gestionados y contar con herramientas para respaldar las tecnologías avanzadas de Cisco en todas las fases de su ciclo de vida (preparación, planeamiento, diseño, implementación, operación y optimización).

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Shuja Khan, Director Comercial de C&W Communications, señaló: “Estamos verdaderamente entusiasmados por haber alcanzado esta Certificación Master CMSP para el Caribe y América Latina. El logro de esta certificación, reconocida a nivel global, se suma a nuestra trayectoria y capacidad de brindarles a nuestros clientes de la región Servicios Gestionados basados en la Nube. Somos el único proveedor en el Caribe con esta certificación, lo que también demuestra nuestra posición como uno de los socios de preferencia de Cisco en servicios basados en la Nube”.

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C&W es un proveedor de servicios completos de comunicaciones y entretenimientos que brinda servicios móviles, de telefonía, de banda ancha y de video líderes en el mercado a consumidores de 18 países. A través de su división de negocios, C&W brinda servicios nacionales e internacionales de gestión de redes, hosting de centros de datos y soluciones de servicios de TI personalizadas mediante tecnología en la Nube para servir a gobiernos y negocios.

C&W también opera una red de fibra submarina de última generación –la más extensa en la región–.

Lea más información en www.cwc.com o siga a C&W en LinkedInFacebookTwitter.

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Liberty Latin America es una compañía de telecomunicaciones líder que opera en más de 20 países en América Latina y el Caribe bajo las marcas de consumo VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil y BTC. Los servicios de comunicaciones y entretenimiento que ofrecemos a nuestros clientes residenciales y comerciales en la región incluyen cada vez más combinaciones de servicios de “triple play” y “quad play” compuestos por video digital, Internet de banda ancha, telefonía y servicios móviles. Nuestros productos y servicios comerciales incluyen conectividad de nivel empresarial, centro de datos, hosting y soluciones administradas, así como soluciones de tecnología de la información con clientes que van desde pequeñas y medianas empresas hasta empresas internacionales y agencias gubernamentales. Además, Liberty Latin America opera una red de cable de fibra óptica submarino y terrestre que conecta más de 40 mercados en la región.

Para mayor información, por favor visite www.lla.com

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Paymaster (Jamaica) and interCaribbean Airways launch payment convenience

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos, Jan. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — interCaribbean Airways and Paymaster (Jamaica) Limited, a leader in the bill payment industry are pleased to announce a new payment channel in the Jamaica market targeted at providing convenience for the Jamaican customers.

Trevor Sadler, CEO of interCaribbean Airways an advocate of alternative payments is confident that this new payment option will benefit the Jamaican traveller. As we enter 2018, we look forward to seeing how we can further flights to and from Jamaica.

This agreement will allow for ease and secure alternative payment option where persons without credit cards are able to make online reservations and make their payment at any of Paymaster’s over 200 locations island wide to complete their ticket purchase within 24 hours.

General Manager of Paymaster, Michael Fisher expressed that Paymaster’s key business objective is to provide its stakeholders with simple, efficient and convenient bill payment services. The Paymaster team is delighted to have interCaribbean Airways as part of our existing Client portfolio, as our service will undeniably extend the reach to interCaribbean’ customers.

About Paymaster
Paymaster began operations in October 1997 as the innovator in third party payment collections. Paymaster initiated and transformed the consumer services sector by facilitating easier bill payments and the processing of multiple transactions as a “one-stop shop” that provides the greatest convenience to customers; and today boasts over 100 Clients.

For further details or visit www.paymaster-online.com.

About interCaribbean
interCaribbean operates EMB 120, Twin Otter and BE99 aircrafts connecting Turks & Caicos, Antigua, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, the Bahamas, the US Virgin Islands, Dominica and St. Maarten/St. Martin. Domestic flights are provided in Jamaica between Kingston and Montego Bay, as well as flights within the Turks & Caicos Islands.

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Priority Pass Unveils The World’s Best Airport Lounges – and They’re Not Where You’d Expect

Lounges in Jamaica, Estonia and Malta among those recognised in annual poll based on 72,000 ratings from Members

LONDON, Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — A selection of the world’s best airport lounges have been revealed by independent lounge membership program, Priority Pass, in its annual Lounge of the Year Awards.  This year winners include lounges in Jamaica, Estonia, Malta and Quebec as well as Singapore and Dubai.

The awards are based on ratings provided by Priority Pass Members and recognize excellence within the world’s largest independent lounge membership program. Priority Pass now includes more than 1000 airport lounges in over 500 cities and is this year celebrating its 25th Anniversary.

This year’s overall winner is Club Kingston, at Jamaica’s Kingston Norman Manley International Airport. With a decidedly Jamaican flair, the lounge features artwork and décor sourced from across the country plus local food and drink including traditional Jamaican patties and peas soup – all served to a gentle soundtrack of reggae music. An on-site bartender even creates signature cocktails, including a ‘Club Kingston Classic’, ‘Priority Passion’ and ‘VIP Splash’. But it’s not all pleasure! The lounge also offers excellent facilities to support business travelers on the move, including a conference facility and dedicated work stations.

Tallinn Airport Business Lounge at the Lennart Meri Airport Tallin, Estonia was crowned Best Lounge in Europe by Priority Pass Members, closely followed by La Valette Club in Malta International Airport. Tallinn’s Airport Business Lounge was designed to give travelers the feeling that they are waiting for their flight in the comfort of their own living room and aims to live up to the airport’s customer promise of being “the worlds cosiest airport”. Stand-out features include a massage chair and sleeping pods, a library where travelers can select an in-flight read, a curated selection of local food, beer, wine and spirits, a cosy electric fireplace and even an outdoor terrace – all of which clearly helped the lounge draw the plaudits of Priority Pass Members throughout 2017.

Shelly-Ann Fung, Chief Executive Officer, VIP Attractions which owns and operates Club Kingston, said: “We believe that during our six years of existence, we have made significant and innovative contributions to the travel experience for guests entering and leaving Jamaica. Not only does Club Kingston offer the innovative design and extensive facilities that travelers expect of first-class lounges in the world’s finest airports, but they also showcase the best of Jamaica through cultural designs, local brands, and a visual journey through displays, sports and music.”

This year’s overall winners are:

Justin Banon, Director of Priority Pass, added: “Travelers increasingly know what they want, and are not willing to settle for less. They have greater expectations and choice when it comes to airport experiences which delight and surprise. As a result, we’re seeing increased investment and recognition of the value of lounges from airports, airlines, financial institutions and other organizations worldwide. This can only be great news for both business and leisure travelers as there is a wider choice on offer to meet the different needs of individuals. During 2017 we’ve seen this reflected in our member feedback, with lounges in different destinations recognized for their service, food and drink and business facilities.”

The Club MCO at Orlando International Airport in Florida was ranked top for Best Business Facilities, with its ‘Productivity Zone’ (designed to help guests conduct business calls in private and provide a quiet space to work) proving very popular with travelers. The Club MCO was closely followed by Dubai International Business Class Lounge at Dubai International Airport, which was also highly commended in this category.

Both lounges received further recognition in their respective regional awards, with The Club MCO ‘highly commended’ in North America, while the luxurious Dubai International Business Class Lounge was named top lounge within the Middle East and Africa.

Other North American lounges fared very well in the final two categories, with Turkish Airlines’ Lounge in Washington DC winning Best Quality of Refreshments. Its signature dishes of lamb with baked eggplant and Mediterranean salmon, often followed up with Turkish tea or coffee alongside fresh baklava, proved a hit with travelers. Elsewhere, The Club BWI in Baltimore USA, was recognized for the service and attitude of its lounge staff.

In the Asia Pacific region, SATS Premier Lounge Terminal 3 at the world-renowned Singapore Changi International Airport, was named Regional Lounge of the Year. The lounge is known for giving its guests a chance to experience Singaporean culture, featuring real orchids, a display of Peranakan porcelain plus artwork depicting local scenes, decorating the lounge – which also hosts regular events, (such as serving fresh mooncakes during the Mooncake festival) ensuring that visitors are treated to a unique experience each time they enter the lounge. Its signature SATS Laksa meal is also a favourite for travelers.

Ahlan Business Class Lounge at Dubai International was named Lounge of the Year for the Middle East & Africa. Surrounded by wine barrels and wine chillers, the lounge specializes in creating personalized dining experiences for guests. Its signature ‘Refresh’ cocktail, a buffet offering an array of Arabic delicacies, a la carte menu and spa – all helped the lounge secure its win. It was also highly commended in the Best Business Facilities category.

Priority Pass received over 72,000 ratings from its Members in this year’s awards via the lounge rating function on the Priority Pass website and app. Members provide ratings on a wide range of criteria covering overall lounge quality, refreshments, staff, business facilities and ambience.

Notes to Editors:

The complete list of winners in the 2017 Priority Pass Lounge of the Year Awards:

Global:

Europe:

Africa & Middle East:

Asia Pacific:

North America:

Latin America & The Caribbean:

Best Business Facilities:

Best Quality of Refreshments:

Best Attitude and Service from Lounge Staff:

About Priority Pass

The original and largest independent airport lounge membership program.

Priority Pass is the original and largest independent airport lounge membership program, accepted at over 1000 lounges worldwide across 500+ cities and in more than 130 countries, (regardless of class of travel / airline flown) plus access to exclusive Collinson partnerships and dining, retail and spa offers through the Priority Pass app.

Priority Pass is a flagship product of the Collinson Group, a global leader in influencing customer behaviour to drive revenue and value for its clients and program members. The Group offers a unique blend of industry and sector specialists who together provide market-leading expertise in delivering products and services across four core capabilities: Lifestyle Benefits, Loyalty, Insurance, and Assistance. Collinson Group has more than 25 years’ experience, with 25 global locations, servicing over 800 clients in 150 countries, employing over 2000 staff, managing over 20 million end customers.

For more details please visit http://www.prioritypass.com

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Cloud Carib Ranked 42nd Among Top 100 Cloud Services Providers

7th Annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 Report Identifies

Top Cloud Services Providers

CARIBPR WIRE, NASSAU, Bahamas, Dec. 07, 2017: Cloud Carib Ltd., a leading managed cloud services provider in the Caribbean and Latin American region, today announced it ranks 42nd among the world’s Top 100 cloud services providers (CSPs), according to Channel Futures’ seventh-annual Talkin’ Cloud (TC) 100 report.

The full report is available now by visiting ChannelFutures.com.

Based on data from Channel Futures’ online survey, conducted between August to October 2017, the TC 100 list recognizes top cloud services providers (CSPs), including MSPs, hosting companies, cloud consultants and more. Rankings are based on annual cloud services revenue growth, and input from Channel Futures editors.

“Cloud Carib is honored to rank 42nd among the world’s Top 100 cloud services providers, rising 50 spots from 2016,” said Scott MacKenzie, Chief Commercial Officer at Cloud Carib. “This recognition is a testament to our significant growth over the last year, and our commitment to empowering organisations with managed cloud solutions in the Caribbean and Latin American region.”

“On behalf of Channel Futures, I would like to congratulate Cloud Carib for its recognition as a Talkin’ Cloud 100 honoree,” said Nicole Henderson, a contributing editor at Channel Futures who oversees the TC 100 project. “The organizations on this year’s list demonstrate everything from technological prowess to thought leadership to business excellence across a number of functional disciplines. If you want to understand where the market is heading, watch these companies in 2018.”

About Cloud Carib
Cloud Carib is the region’s premier provider of managed cloud services founded upon the principles of delivering quality, agility, and value for every client.  Solutions range from complex bespoke dedicated private cloud offerings to hybrid cloud services.  Every solution provides clients with controlled costs, unrivaled levels of service, and unparalleled levels of data protection and privacy – when and where privacy matters.

Cloud Carib’s services enable a true competitive advantage for each client that is unmatched in most of the world. Headquartered in the Bahamas, and offering multiple data centre locations throughout the Caribbean (Freeport, Nassau, Panama, Barbados, Jamaica and Ecuador), Cloud Carib’s solution portfolio includes: Data Centre Services, Security and Business Continuity Services, and Mobility and Productivity Offerings. For more information, please visit www.cloudcarib.com.

About Informa
The Channel Futures brand is part of Informa which operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 7,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies, including North America, South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  For additional information on Informa, visit www.Informa.com and for information on Channel Futures, visit www.ChannelFutures.com.

Cloud Carib ocupa el puesto nro. 42 entre los mejores 100 proveedores de servicios en la nube

El 7.º informe anual Talkin’ Cloud 100 identifica a los principales proveedores de servicios en la nube

CARIBPR WIRE, NASSAU, Bahamas, Dec. 08, 2017 : Cloud Carib Ltd., proveedor líder de servicios administrados en la nube en la región del Caribe y Latinoamérica, anunció hoy que ocupa el puesto nro. 42 entre los 100 principales proveedores de servicios en la nube (cloud service providers, CSP) del mundo, según el séptimo informe anual Talkin’ Cloud (TC) 100 de Channel Futures.

El informe completo está disponible ahora en ChannelFutures.com.

Basada en los datos de la encuesta en línea de Channel Futures, realizada entre agosto y octubre de 2017, la lista TC 100 reconoce a los principales proveedores de servicios en la nube (CSP), incluidos proveedores de servicios administrados (managed service providers, MSP), compañías de hosting, consultores de servicios en la nube, entre otros. Las calificaciones se basan en el crecimiento anual de los ingresos por servicios en la nube y en las opiniones de los editores de Channel Futures.

“Cloud Carib se complace en ocupar el puesto nro. 42 entre los 100 mejores proveedores de servicios en la nube del mundo, luego de subir 50 posiciones respecto de 2016”, afirmó Scott MacKenzie, director comercial de Cloud Carib. “Este reconocimiento es un testimonio de nuestro crecimiento significativo en el último año y de nuestro compromiso de empoderar a las organizaciones con soluciones administradas en la nube en la región del Caribe y Latinoamérica”.

“En nombre de Channel Futures, me gustaría felicitar a Cloud Carib por su mención en la lista Talkin’ Cloud 100”, expresó Nicole Henderson, editora adjunta de Channel Futures, quien supervisa el proyecto TC 100. “Las organizaciones incluidas en la lista de este año demuestran todo, desde la destreza tecnológica hasta el liderazgo intelectual y la excelencia empresarial, en una serie de disciplinas funcionales. Si quiere comprender hacia dónde se dirige el mercado, observe a estas compañías en 2018”.

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Cloud Carib es el principal proveedor de servicios administrados en la nube de la región, que se basa en los principios de ofrecer calidad, agilidad y valor a todos los clientes. Las soluciones varían desde ofertas complejas, específicas y dedicadas de nube privada hasta servicios de nube híbrida. Cada solución proporciona a los clientes costos controlados, servicios inigualables y niveles incomparables de protección de datos y privacidad, en el momento y el lugar en que la privacidad importa.

Los servicios de Cloud Carib ofrecen una verdadera ventaja competitiva a cada cliente, que no tiene igual en la mayor parte del mundo. Con sede en las Bahamas y múltiples centros de datos en todo el Caribe (Freeport, Nassau, Panamá, Barbados, Jamaica y Ecuador), la cartera de soluciones de Cloud Carib incluye lo siguiente: servicios de centro de datos, servicios de continuidad del negocio y seguridad, y ofertas de movilidad y productividad. Para obtener más información, visite www.cloudcarib.com.

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La marca Channel Futures forma parte de Informa, que opera en el corazón de la economía del conocimiento y la información. Es una empresa líder en inteligencia comercial, publicación académica, conocimiento y eventos. Con más de 7500 empleados en todo el mundo, tiene presencia en las principales regiones geográficas, como Latinoamérica, Sudamérica, Asia, Europa, Medio Oriente y África. Para obtener más información sobre Informa, visite www.Informa.com. Para conocer más acerca de Channel Futures, visite www.ChannelFutures.com.

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MarketAxess Sets Platform Record for Trading in Latin American Bonds of $110.5 Billion for Nine Months Ending September 30th

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2017 : MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq:MKTX), the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for fixed income securities, and the provider of market data and post-trade services for the global fixed income markets, today announced that trading in Latin American corporate and sovereign bonds set a record of $110.5 billion in the nine months ending September 30th, up  36% compared with the year-earlier period.

Trading in Latin American debt denominated in local currency was up 27% to a record $30 billion year-to-date through the third quarter. MarketAxess currently supports trading in the currencies of Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Chile, and Uruguay. In addition, trading in hard currency debt was up 40% to $80 billion in the same period. Growth on the MarketAxess platform came despite relatively flat Emerging Market trading volumes overall, with estimated market volume growth of 6% year-to-date based on FINRA TRACE and Trax® volumes reported in US dollars.

On a global basis, more than 840 institutional investors have traded Latin American debt on the MarketAxess platform. Contributing to the activity in the region has been a significant increase of 64% in trading volume by Latin America-based clients on MarketAxess.

“While it’s been a challenging year for fixed income in many regions, we continue to see impressive growth in electronic trading volumes among our clients in Latin America,” said Kevin McPherson, Global Head of Sales, MarketAxess. “Our investor and dealer clients in the region are actively accessing the full range of products on the MarketAxess platform.”

“More and more institutional investors are seeing the value of a centrally located global fixed income marketplace for local and global market participants,” added Sandy White, Global EM Product Manager, MarketAxess. “Our growth and expansion in Latin America is part of our global strategy to provide the most comprehensive coverage of hard and local currency emerging market debt.”

MarketAxess offers global 24-hour electronic trading for debt denominated in hard and local currency across three major EM regions – Latin America, Europe and Asia. Last year, the company expanded its Latin America team with senior leadership hires in Miami and São Paulo.

About MarketAxess
MarketAxess operates a leading electronic trading platform that enables fixed-income market participants to efficiently trade corporate bonds and other types of fixed-income instruments using MarketAxess’ patented trading technology.  Over 1,300 institutional investor and broker-dealer firms are active users of the MarketAxess trading platform, accessing global liquidity in U.S. high-grade corporate bonds, emerging markets and high-yield bonds, European bonds, U.S. agency bonds, municipal bonds, credit default swaps and other fixed-income securities. MarketAxess also offers a number of trading-related products and services, including: market data to assist clients with trading decisions; connectivity solutions that facilitate straight-through processing; technology services to optimize trading environments; and execution services for exchange-traded fund managers and other clients.  Through its Trax® division, MarketAxess also offers a range of pre- and post-trade services, including trade matching, regulatory transaction reporting and market and reference data, across a range of fixed-income products.  Trax is the trading name of Xtrakter Ltd., a MarketAxess group company.

MarketAxess maintains its headquarters in New York and has offices in London, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, São Paulo, Hong Kong and Singapore. For more information, please visit www.marketaxess.com.

MarketAxess establece el récord de la plataforma de negociar con bonos latinoamericanos de $110.5 mil millones por nueve meses hasta el 30 de septiembre

CaribPR Wire, NUEVA YORK, Nov. 15, 2017: MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq:MKTX), el operador de una plataforma de negociación electrónica líder para valores de renta fija y el proveedor de datos de mercado y servicios posteriores a la negociación para los mercados de renta fija globales, anunció hoy que la negociación de bonos corporativos y soberanos latinoamericanos había alcanzado un récord de $110.5 mil millones en los nueve meses que finalizaron el 30 de septiembre, un 36% más en comparación con el mismo periodo del año anterior.

La negociación de deuda latinoamericana denominada en moneda local aumentó un 27% alcanzando así un récord de $30 mil millones hasta la fecha durante el tercer trimestre. Actualmente, MarketAxess admite la negociación en las monedas de Brasil, México, Argentina, Colombia, Perú, Chile y Uruguay. Además, la negociación de deuda en moneda fuerte aumentó un 40% llegando a $80 mil millones en el mismo período. El crecimiento en la plataforma MarketAxess se produjo a pesar de los volúmenes de negociación de mercados emergentes relativamente poco activos en general, con un crecimiento estimado del volumen del mercado del 6% hasta la fecha, basado en los volúmenes de FINRA TRACE y Trax® registrados en dólares estadounidenses.

A nivel mundial, más de 840 inversores institucionales han negociado deuda latinoamericana en la plataforma MarketAxess. La contribución a la actividad de la región ha supuesto un aumento significativo del 64% en el volumen de negociación de los clientes con sede en América Latina en MarketAxess.

“Si bien ha sido un año desafiante para la renta fija en muchas regiones, seguimos observando un crecimiento impresionante en los volúmenes de negociación electrónica entre nuestros clientes de América Latina”, comentó Kevin McPherson, Jefe de Ventas Globales de MarketAxess. “Nuestros clientes inversores y distribuidores de la región están accediendo activamente a la gama completa de productos en la plataforma MarketAxess”.

“Cada vez más inversores institucionales perciben el valor de un mercado de renta fija global de ubicación céntrica para los participantes del mercado local y mundial”, agregó Sandy White, Gerente Global de Productos EM, MarketAxess. “Nuestro crecimiento y nuestra expansión en América Latina forma parte de nuestra estrategia global de proporcionar la cobertura más completa de la deuda de los mercados emergentes en moneda fuerte y en moneda local”.

MarketAxess ofrece operaciones de negociación electrónicas globales durante las 24 horas para la deuda denominada en moneda fuerte y local en tres regiones importantes de ME: América Latina, Europa y Asia. El año pasado, la compañía amplió su equipo de América latina con altos cargos directivos en Miami y São Paulo.

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MarketAxess opera una plataforma de negociación electrónica líder que permite a los participantes del mercado de renta fija intercambiar de manera eficiente bonos corporativos y otros tipos de instrumentos de renta fija utilizando la tecnología de negociación patentada de MarketAxess. Más de 1.300 empresas de corredores de bolsa e inversores institucionales son usuarios activos de la plataforma de negociación MarketAxess, accediendo a liquidez global en bonos corporativos de alta calidad estadounidenses, mercados emergentes y bonos de alto rendimiento, bonos europeos, bonos de agencias estadounidenses, bonos municipales, swaps de incumplimiento crediticio y otros valores de renta fija. Asimismo, MarketAxess ofrece una serie de productos y servicios relacionados con la negociación, entre los que se encuentran: datos de mercado para ayudar a los clientes con las decisiones de negociación; soluciones de conectividad que facilitan el procesamiento directo; servicios tecnológicos para optimizar los entornos comerciales; y servicios de ejecución para gestores de fondos negociados en bolsa y otros clientes. A través de su división Trax®, MarketAxess también ofrece una gama de servicios previos y posteriores a la negociación, incluida la correspondencia comercial, los informes reglamentarios de transacciones y los datos de mercado y de referencia, en una gama de productos de renta fija. Trax es el nombre comercial de Xtrakter Ltd., una compañía del grupo MarketAxess.

MarketAxess tiene su sede en Nueva York y tiene oficinas en Londres, Boston, Chicago, Los Ángeles, Miami, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, São Paulo, Hong Kong y Singapur. Para obtener más información, visite www.marketaxess.com.

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Mary Sedarat
MarketAxess Holdings Inc.
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APR Energy Helps to Restore Critically Needed Power in Puerto Rico

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — When natural disasters knock out critical power supplies, customers around the world count on APR Energy to deliver large-scale power fast. The latest is hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, where APR Energy has commissioned two mobile gas turbines and connected them to the local power grid just 15 days after its equipment arrived on site.

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The fast-track solution features two new GE TM2500 Gen 8 mobile gas turbines, which will help to restore power in the San Juan area and stabilize the power grid, reducing the risk of outages.

“We are honored to be able to help the people of Puerto Rico at this extremely difficult time. Our company has provided emergency power after disasters such as the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan in 2012, and we know how critical it is to restore electricity as quickly as possible,” said APR Energy Chairman John Campion. “I am extremely proud of our team for getting this plant up and running in just 15 days, one of the fastest installations ever for the TM2500.”

On October 13 – the day after the contract was signed with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractor Weston Solutions – APR Energy’s turbines arrived at the port of San Juan. The following day, they were transported to the Palo Seco power plant for installation.

“APR Energy is committed to helping Puerto Rico for as long as necessary, and we stand ready to provide additional generating capacity and grid stability support as requested,” Campion said.

The Puerto Rico project uses the newest generation of GE’s turbine technology found in jet aircraft engines. The fuel-flexible turbines offer a higher power density and lower emissions than competing solutions using diesel reciprocating engines, as well as the ability to switch from diesel to natural gas if necessary.

As the world’s leading provider of mobile turbine power, APR Energy has used the technology to generate electricity on other Caribbean islands including Martinique and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. On St. Thomas, where the company has operated since 2012, its highly reliable TM2500 turbines continued to provide electricity to island residents while much of the power generation in other parts of the Caribbean was knocked out following Hurricane Irma in early September and Maria two weeks later.

More than 200 mobile and trailer-mounted TM2500s have been deployed globally and in some of the most extreme conditions on Earth, including the deserts of Africa and remote communities in Asia. Based on GE’s proven LM2500 product family with over 90 million operational hours of experience, the TM2500 can be transported via land, sea or air and can be commissioned in days. It can ramp up to full power within minutes to support grid security during periods of high demand, and the latest TM2500 unit can generate more than 35MW of power using gas and/or distillate liquid fuels for greater flexibility.

About APR Energy
APR Energy is the world’s leading provider of fast-track mobile turbine power, and has installed over 4,200MW of power capacity across more than 30 countries. Our fast, flexible and full-service solutions provide customers with rapid access to reliable electricity when and where they need it, for as long as they need it. Combining state-of-the-art, fuel-efficient technology with industry-leading expertise, our scalable turnkey plants help run cities, countries and industries around the world, in both developed and developing markets. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.aprenergy.com.

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C&W Invests in Innovative Hospitality Solutions to Support the Development of the Regional Tourism Sector

CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, Oct. 30, 2017 — As a leading investor in innovative hospitality solutions Cable & Wireless Business brought its technological expertise to bear in the recent regional discussions at the State of the Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC), in Grenada. C&W Business showcased its new cutting edge integrated Hospitality Solution aimed at making the Caribbean hospitality sector more globally competitive to meets the demands of the “connected guest.”

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Regional Sales Director at C&W Business, Juan Bailey said, “We are proud supporters of the Caribbean Tourism sector who are catering to the exacting standards of the next generation of “explorers” who have a strong focus on staying connected no matter where they are. Now more than ever, today’s ‘connected guests’ expect no less than world-class technology experiences during their stays. So we have partnered with the Caribbean Tourism Organization and SOTIC in the ongoing dialogue across the region to deliver the necessary technological solutions to enable property owners of all sizes to compete and win.” Click here to view video clip: Juan Bailey discussing new cell tower infrastructure designed to withstand Category 5 Hurricane winds with CTO, Secretary General Hugh Riley at SOTIC 2017.

C&W Business, who were also gold sponsors of the event also used the opportunity to speak about supporting the region during the hurricane season.  In the “Re-build & Recover” panel discussion at the Conference, Bailey highlighted the resilience of the company’s network which was put to the test during the most recent Category 5 Hurricanes. Our networks proved very resilient during the passage of the storm, and at times we were the only network operating in some of the impacted territories.  In the panel discussion on “Spicing up the Caribbean Brand”, Regional Communications Manager, Sheldon Keens-Douglas identified “three key areas that must form a part of any brand re-vitalization discussion – “Differentiation, Innovation and Creation”. Keens-Douglas who has also held Regional Marketing and Brand positions within Cable & Wireless and was part of the team responsible for rolling out the Company’s new consumer brand – Flow – across the region in 2016 which involved the complex task of retiring our legacy brands while simultaneously introducing a newly refreshed brand that represented the combined corporate entities across 14 markets.

The 2017 SOTIC was held under the theme Super-charging the Brand: Meeting the Needs of the New Explorers, and is the preeminent educational forum for Caribbean hospitality and tourism professionals.

C&W Business is a Gold Sponsor of SOTIC and hosted the Ministerial Luncheon.

About C&W Communications

C&W is a full service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers. C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region.

Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

About Liberty Global
Liberty Global is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Liberty Global invests in the infrastructure that empowers its customers to make the most of the digital revolution. Liberty Global’s scale and commitment to innovation enables it to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect its 25 million customers who subscribe to 51 million television, broadband internet and telephony services. Liberty Global also serves over 10 million mobile subscribers and offers WiFi service across 10 million access points.

Liberty Global’s businesses are comprised of two stocks: the Liberty Global Group (NASDAQ:LBTYA) (NASDAQ:LBTYB) and (NASDAQ:LBTYK) for its European operations, and the LiLAC Group (NASDAQ:LILA) and (NASDAQ:LILAK) (OTC Link:LILAB), which consists of its operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Liberty Global Group operates in 12 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. The Liberty Global Group also owns 50% of VodafoneZiggo, a Dutch joint venture, which has 4 million customers, 10 million fixed-line subscribers and 5 million mobile subscribers. The LiLAC Group operates in over 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Mas Movil and BTC. In addition, the LiLAC Group operates a subsea fiber network throughout the region in over 40 markets.

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STRATACACHE Expands South with New Latin America-focused business unit – STRATACACHE LatAm

DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – STRATACACHE today announced the launch of a new division, named STRATACACHE LatAm (STRATA LATAM), headquartered in Mexico City and focused on delivering scalable, fully managed digital media solutions to the Latin American (LATAM) and Caribbean markets. STRATA LATAM will engage large organizations seeking to use rich media, interactive audience and customer experiences to grow their market share. By leveraging the expertise, tools and support of the STRATACACHE family of digital solutions companies, STRATA LATAM will address the needs of the region, which has seen significant opportunity for growth and success.

Principal segments of focus – under the direction of Federico Escobar, General Manager, and Antonio Naranjo, VP of Business Development – will be retail, financial services, entertainment and sports venues. “STRATA LATAM can immediately engage with the region’s largest brands, driving our initiatives forward in Mexico and Latin America. With a team of industry veterans supported by the global reach and technology depth of STRATACACHE, STRATA LATAM is building a team to support the specific requirements and influences of the regional market,” said Ken Boyle, STRATACACHE SVP of Strategic Operations, who will oversee STRATA LATAM’s alignment of sales, services and marketing to meet the region’s needs.

STRATA LATAM has a direct-client management engagement strategy while leveraging the long standing regional partner channel of Scala – a STRATACACHE owned company with the industry’s largest global partner network – to empower product delivery and localized service fulfillment.

“As digital communications continue to evolve to deliver significant business value for brands, the ability to deliver positive financial results is what clients require,” said Chris Riegel, STRATACACHE and Scala CEO. “We have a long history of driving in-store digital success for many of the largest global brands, and STRATA LATAM will have access to the full spectrum of technology, products, category expertise and multi-language support along with the financial resources needed to deliver cost effective business models for a client’s global deployment demands.”

STRATA LATAM is located at Polanco in Mexico City and can be reached by email at  infostratalatam@stratacache.com.

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Thomas Anthony to Lead Exiger’s Immigration, Citizenship & Visa (ICV) Due Diligence Practice in the Caribbean Region

NEW YORK and BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Exiger, the global regulatory, financial crime, risk, and compliance company, has named Thomas Anthony the Deputy Head of its Immigration, Citizenship & Visa (ICV) due diligence practice and Director, Financial Crime Compliance, for the Caribbean Region.

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Mr. Anthony joins Exiger from the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) of Antigua & Barbuda, where he was Deputy Chief Executive Officer. In that role, Mr. Anthony managed the daily operations of the CIU, helping to transform it into one of the largest, most efficient, and fastest growing programs in the world. Before this, Mr. Anthony spent more than 26 years in the banking sector – in both commercial and investment banking – in Antigua, St. Lucia, and Miami.

“Thomas’s expertise in banking, combined with his deep local knowledge, makes him uniquely qualified to advise the CIUs and the regional banks on how to most effectively address one of the most important issues facing the industry today: the pressure placed on global banks to comply with stringent AML regulations, causing them to ‘de-risk’ smaller, regional correspondent banking relationships,” said Michael Beber, Exiger’s President and CEO. “We are thrilled to welcome Thomas to Exiger, where he will work with both our due diligence and banking experts to assist in evolving standards in the industry and ensure the sustainability of citizenship by investment programs throughout the region.”

Exiger’s ICV Due Diligence Practice is a global leader in work related to citizenship by investment programs. The business is part of Exiger Diligence, which provides global public records research and investigative due diligence to global financial institutions, multinational corporations, and governmental agencies.

“Thomas has been, and will continue to be, a trusted advisor in the Caribbean region,” said Kim Marsh, Exiger Diligence’s Vice Chairman and Global Head of the ICV Practice. “His combination of extensive first-hand experience with citizenship by investment programs and deep knowledge of the banking sector will make him a tremendous asset to Exiger’s ICV practice, the Caribbean banks, and CIUs.”

“Exiger is the gold standard for due diligence and compliance,” said Mr. Anthony.  “Exiger’s industry-leading, technology-based, due diligence tools including DDIQ and Insight 3PM, will enable clients to conduct effective pre-screening, continuous monitoring and automated lookbacks. This will greatly enhance the quality, efficiency, and security of the CIUs’ due diligence process. I look forward to working with the entire Exiger team to provide enhanced services, advice, and support to the banks and CIUs operating across the Caribbean region.”

Mr. Anthony holds a degree in banking and finance from City Banking College and a degree in business administration and management from West London College.

About Exiger

Exiger is a global regulatory and financial crime, risk and compliance company.  Exiger arms financial institutions, multinational corporations and governmental agencies with the practical advice and technology solutions they need to prevent compliance breaches, respond to risk, remediate major issues and monitor ongoing business activities.  Exiger works with clients worldwide to assist them in effectively managing their critical challenges while developing and implementing the policies, procedures and programs needed to create a sustainable compliance environment.  A global authority on regulatory compliance, the company also oversees some of the world’s most complex court-appointed and voluntary monitorships in the private and public sectors, including the monitorship of HSBC.  Exiger has four principal business units being:  Exiger Advisory; Exiger Analytics, including DDIQ, the groundbreaking cognitive computing and intelligent search platform; Exiger Diligence and Exiger Insight 3PM.  Exiger operates through offices in New York City, Silver Spring (DC Metro), Miami, Toronto, Vancouver, London, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

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Henry Schein Disaster Relief Hotline Remains Open To Support Customers Affected By Hurricane Maria

Dentists, Physicians, and Veterinarians Who May Experience Operational, Logistical, or Financial Issues Encouraged to Call 800-999-9729

MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) reminds its customers in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, and all areas in the projected path of Hurricane Maria, that the Henry Schein Disaster Relief Hotline is open for dentists, physicians, and veterinarians who may experience operational, logistical, or financial issues as a result of damage caused by the storm.

The toll-free number for all Henry Schein customers is 800-999-9729. The hotline is open 24/7, with real-time assistance available from Team Schein Members from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET.  The Henry Schein Disaster Relief Hotline remains open throughout the year to provide assistance to practitioners during their preparation and recovery from disasters.

To help meet the challenges of rebuilding a practice in the wake of a natural disaster, practitioners can download our Recovery Guide for Office-Based Practitioners and visit our Road to Recovery Resource Center for more resources and information.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the people and communities of Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, and all areas preparing for Hurricane Maria’s potential impact,” said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. “We encourage health care providers whose practices may sustain damage during the storm to contact our disaster relief hotline and visit our web-based Road to Recovery Resource Center for assistance in reopening their practices as soon as possible.”

About Henry Schein Cares
Henry Schein Cares stands on four pillars: engaging Team Schein Members to reach their potential, ensuring accountability by extending ethical business practices to all levels within Henry Schein, promoting environmental sustainability, and expanding access to health care for underserved and at-risk communities around the world. Health care activities supported by Henry Schein Cares focus on three main areas: advancing wellness, building capacity in the delivery of health care services, and assisting in emergency preparedness and relief.

Firmly rooted in a deep commitment to social responsibility and the concept of enlightened self-interest championed by Benjamin Franklin, the philosophy behind Henry Schein Cares is a vision of “doing well by doing good.” Through the work of Henry Schein Cares to enhance access to care for those in need, the Company believes that it is furthering its long-term success. “Helping Health Happen Blog” is a platform for health care professionals to share their volunteer experiences delivering assistance to those in need globally. To read more about how Henry Schein Cares is making a difference, please visit our blog: www.helpinghealthhappen.org.

About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the S&P 500® and the Nasdaq 100® indexes, Henry Schein employs more than 21,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 1 million customers.

The company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 120,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 180,000 additional products available as special-order items. The company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.

Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 32 countries. The company’s sales reached a record $11.6 billion in 2016, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 15 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.com, Facebook.com/HenrySchein and @HenrySchein on Twitter.

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HSI and H/3 Foundation launch animal rescue & relief initiative for British Virgin Islands in aftermath of Hurricane Irma

Animal rescue efforts in BVI intensify as HSI and H/3 Foundation deploy veterinary team

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Global animal charities Humane Society International and H/3 Foundation Inc. have launched an animal rescue and relief initiative in the British Virgin Islands, following the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma. The initial members of an emergency veterinary team have already arrived on the island of Tortola. Additional HSI veterinarians and technicians, as well as H/3 Foundation volunteers, are scheduled to arrive over the next several days, bringing crucial supplies including food, carriers, hay for farm animals and equipment to support the rescue efforts.

The organisations will also evacuate lost and displaced dogs and cats, and work to reunite families separated from their pets. HSI and H/3 Foundation are working to secure airlift and logistics to bring lost and stray animals from the BVI to shelters in the United States, while setting up local BVI veterinary clinics to provide emergency care and treatment for animal victims. Because many people in BVI, like caring individuals everywhere, find it extremely difficult to evacuate without their beloved pets, HSI and H/3 Foundation will work to immediately facilitate the travel certifications required for such animals.

Spencer B. Haber, H/3 Foundation’s founder and chairman, commented, “The BVI has always been a special community of generous and resourceful people, with a deep connection to the magical place they call home – and with the animals who share that home. Since I first visited many decades ago, the BVI and its people have favoured us with their friendship, hospitality and grace. So it is now our honour to be able to give something back – both in addressing an urgent, immediate need, but also as the first step in working together as a community to rebuild an even better BVI in the coming years. Having come to know the BVI spirit over the last 30+ years, I am confident that this community will emerge from this tragic period even stronger than it was before.”

“The devastation seen in these islands is heart-breaking,” said Adam Parascandola, director of animal protection and crisis response at HSI. ”With almost all buildings badly damaged or gone, we know Hurricane Irma has affected many animals, including pets and farm animals, as well as the human population of the BVI. Following disasters, we typically find lost and bewildered animals, suffering from injuries, hunger, and dehydration/shock, and in need of immediate care. Our emergency responders and veterinary specialists have already started to evaluate the animal-related needs and challenges on the ground and will help to evacuate pets as needed.”

About HSI:

Humane Society International and its partner organisations together constitute one of the world’s largest animal protection organisations. For more than 25 years, HSI has been working for the protection of all animals through the use of science, advocacy, education and hands on programs.  Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty worldwide – on the Web at hsi.org. HSI has considerable experience in global disaster response. For example, HSI animal rescue and veterinary teams responded to the 2015 earthquake in Nepal; the 2015 floods in Chennai, India; the 2016 earthquake in Ecuador; Hurricane Matthew in Haiti in 2016, as well as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.  Humane Society International is approved by the Better Business Bureau for all 20 standards for charity accountability. Our American affiliate, The Humane Society of the United States, was voted by Guidestar’s Philanthropedia experts as the #1 high-impact animal protection group and named by Worth Magazine as one of the 10 most fiscally responsible charities in the USA.

To support Humane Society International, please make a monthly donation, or give in another way. And see our 25 ways you can help animals. Your donation enables our Animal Rescue Team to respond at a moment’s notice, and to provide urgent and necessary care to animals in this and other disasters. Thank you for your generous support to Humane Society International.

About H/3 Foundation:

Founded by Spencer B. Haber in 2014, the H/3 Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation dedicated to creating game-changing progress on animal welfare and associated issues globally. To that end, H/3’s primary focus is on creating and funding media projects, including the production and co-production of feature-length and short documentary films that directly impact the way people relate to animals and the environment. H/3’s other important initiatives include funding and developing humane education curricula, a myriad of direct action projects and support for animal rescue and first-responder organizations.

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Canada Life Reinsurance enters into £1.7bn longevity risk reinsurance agreement with MMC U.K. Pension Fund

ST. MICHAEL, Barbados, Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Canada Life Reinsurance is pleased to announce that it has recently entered into a long term reinsurance agreement to cover the longevity risk on £1.7 billion of liabilities for approximately 7,500 pensioner members of the Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) U.K. Pension Fund. This transaction was written by the Barbados Branch of Canada Life via a reinsurance agreement with Guernsey based captive insurer cells managed by Marsh Guernsey.

Tom O’Sullivan, General Manager of the Barbados Branch of Canada Life commented “I am pleased to announce this major reinsurance agreement, which reflects our ability to collaborate effectively with the MMC U.K. Pension Fund to create a solution to efficiently hedge their longevity risk.”

Jeff Poulin, Global Head of Canada Life Reinsurance, added “This transaction highlights our expertise in underwriting large, complex and innovative risk transfer initiatives together with the value of our financial strength.”

Canada Life Reinsurance offers a range of innovative risk and capital management solutions covering mortality, longevity, health and lapse risks for insurers, reinsurers and pension funds across the U.S. and Europe. Canada Life Reinsurance continues to develop innovative reinsurance solutions it offers to insurers and reinsurers in many European markets including the Netherlands, the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Belgium and Ireland.

About Canada Life

Canada Life is part of a group of companies owned by Great-West Lifeco Inc., a diversified financial services holding company headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada. Great-West Lifeco and its insurance subsidiaries have received strong ratings from major rating agencies.

About Great-West Lifeco
Great-West Lifeco Inc. is an international financial services holding company with interests in life insurance, health insurance, retirement and investment services, asset management and reinsurance businesses. Great-West Lifeco has operations in Canada, the United States and Europe through Great-West Life, London Life, Canada Life, Irish Life, Great-West Financial and Putnam Investments. Great-West Lifeco and its companies have £809 billion (over C$1.3 trillion) in consolidated assets under administration as of June 30, 2017 and are members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies. To learn more, visit www.greatwestlifeco.com.

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Scotiabank Stands with our Customers, Employees and Communities Affected by Hurricane Irma

Scotiabank donates $500,000 USD to organizations supporting the relief efforts in the Caribbean

TORONTO, Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Scotiabank is donating $500,000 USD to charitable organizations assisting with the rescue and relief efforts in the many Caribbean countries impacted by Hurricane Irma. Our thoughts continue to be with the people of the affected regions as they demonstrate strength and resilience following the devastation.

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The Canadian Red Cross will receive $250,000 of Scotiabank’s donation, with the remainder being directed to initiatives supporting young people in the affected communities. Red Cross Societies are already active, mobilizing volunteers to the possible affected areas and relaying public awareness messages. Relief supplies are on standby in Panama and the Dominican Republic to ensure an immediate response. The Canadian Red Cross has a presence in the area and is coordinating with the International Federation of the Red Cross and supporting the mobilization of regional Red Cross teams.

“The devastation caused in the countries impacted by Hurricane Irma is heartbreaking,” says Brian Porter, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Scotiabank has been part of the affected communities for decades. We are committed to the region, and will support our customers and employees during these challenging times.”

The damage associated with Hurricane Irma has resulted in a number of fatalities and caused damage to infrastructure, cutting communities off from water and electricity. Our immediate focus is on ensuring the safety of our employees. We are continuing to assess the impact on our business operations.

Customers having banking questions or support can find the appropriate contact information here.

To make a donation to the Hurricane Irma relief fund, please visit the Canadian Red Cross website.

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific. We are dedicated to helping our 24 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 88,000 employees and assets of over $906 billion (as at July 31, 2017), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews.

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